Next weekend, October 28 to 30, Port Elizabeth is in store for the third KINGdom Manne Camp. The citywide men’s camp will be hosted on Dawson Farm on the outskirts of the city — at the corner of Kraggakamma and Lakeside roads.
The camp was inspired and fashioned on the model of the Karoo MMC, however it has no official relationship with the MMC, said coordinator Andrew Auld. Being only 5km from the suburbs of PE, the camp provides men with easy access to such and event.
“Something unique happens when men gather as men. There is an atmosphere of realness and openness to explore new depths in our faith and we thus see the men’s ministry playing a key role in our city,” Auld said.
Auld believes that this year’s camp has the potential of drastically impact Port Elizabeth. It gives men the opportunity to to be real enough to actually take a step forward for the first time or to take a deeper step towards the path that they are already a part of, he said.
His hope is that these steps in faith will actually change the men and change their lives, so that as men, they can take a position of leadership in faith, and lead in prayer and lead as husbands. The adoption of these key Jesus principles would lead to a change in the world let alone our city, he said.
Auld, who leads a Friday morning men’s prayer group known as KINGdom Manne said he believed that the camp will continue gain momentum because KINGdom Manne was about the kingdom and not about any particular church. At the same time it had potential to promote greater unity between local churches.
Each year since the first camp in 2014 has seen greater participation and cooperation from Christians across denominational and racial lines.
The weekend camp speaker programme includes:
Friday evening October 28 — Pastor Neville Goldman of Ebenezer International.
Saturday morning October 29 — Pastor Shaun Warren — a Grahamstown pastor with a horseback missionary ministry. Afterwards there will be a time for testimonies.
Saturday evening October 29 — Dr Arno Van Niekerk, economist and author of Enough! What is the Plan?
Sunday morning October 30 — family service (women and children welcome) — Richard Preston, lead elder at the Storehouse Church.
Camping and attendance of the camp is free but campers should register online at http://www.kingdommanne.co.za/ where information is also available on what will be supplied, what to bring as well as the banking details for any and all donations. Day visitors are also welcome to attend.
The KINGdom Manne Camp 2016 Committee can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 495 2709.